Erik Ten Hag is ready with the squad reinforcement plan for the January Transfer Market. This will not only give him the opportunity to add more quality to his squad but also offload the deadwood.
With Cristiano Ronaldo’s acrimonious departure from Old Trafford, the Red Devils have already lost one member of their squad. Now Ten Hag is left with Antony Martial as his main striker. But the French man has managed to start only 2 games this season because of injury.
Ten Hag plan for the January Transfer market
Man United boss has already spent £225M on the six new arrivals in the last summer transfer. Now they are planning to sign a striker. Rashford could play as a striker but he’s best suited to a position on the left flank.
So it would be no surprise if United sign a new player in January. Ten hag has already provided an indication that he wants to add more depth in the attacking areas.
Two weeks ago, he expressed his opinion;
“One of the conclusions you can make is about the front line and there is a concern. I think we really made progress in football, pressing, playing out from the back and also attacking, but the final third of our game, we have to improve. But you need numbers available and we have to cover so many games that you need rotation otherwise you don’t keep the players fresh. We need players who are available and at the highest level in the front line.”
Then, he was asked if those comments applied to players already at United, or potential recruits, Ten Hag replied:
“Both. But first look in our squad. We are happy.”
Flummox moment for Ten Hag
Ten Hag would do well to consider how he treads the fine line between upsetting his leading striker by bringing in a new signing, while also ensuring he has enough squad depth for the second half of the season.
Yet the Dutchman should not be worried, as Martial will relish the challenge of proving he deserves to be the club’s main attacking outlet as he looks to end his status as an enigma forever.
Earlier this season the Frenchmen admitted that the competition is a good thing for him and for the team;
“We brought in some very good players this summer. They’ve adapted very well and we’re very happy to have them but When there’s competition, you have to continue to put in great performances to keep your place, it’s a good thing for the team.”
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